Gambling and Gaming Licensing

The Gambling Act 2005, which came into effect in late 2007, has brought about the biggest change in the law relating to gaming and betting for nearly 40 years. The changes affect casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, pubs and clubs with gaming machines, and small lotteries.This important new book provides a practical explanation of the legislation to help people understand the changes to the law, what licences are needed for what activities, how applications have to be made and who will issue them.This text explains the purpose of the legislation, how to apply for operating licences, personal licences and premises licences, the conditions attached to licences, the objectives of the licensing and the enforcement of the law as it relates to gambling.Roger Butterfield has used his vast experience in licensing training and consulting to produce this essential guide, which will be of great use to applicants for licences, solicitors, local authority officers and members, police officers and everyone who operates premises affected by the changes or is employed in the industry.